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Bill Broun


“Night Of The Animals”


Hellertown, PA


Bill Broun was born in Los Angeles to an English machinist and an American nurse. He helped work his way through college and grad school as a journalist (and Big Lots clerk, waiter, dishwasher, and lawn cutter). As a reporter and editor, he covered everything from the indie band rock scene and air travel industry to murders and natural disasters, working in Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts and London. His fiction often explores the lives of the urban underclass and “working poor.” It has appeared in journals such as the Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, and Open City. His journalism credits include the Atlantic, Book Forum, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement. He teaches journalism and creative writing at East Stroudsburg University.

About "Night Of The Animals"

Bill Broun’s epic debut novel “Night Of The Animals”(Ecco/HarperCollins, 2016) was named one of Slate‘s best novels in 2016 and received critical acclaim from the Washington Post, New York Times, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and numerous other publications. This spring, a Mandarin Chinese version was released with praise in China. The New York Times Book Review called it “A wonderful doorstop of a book…Broun packs his novel with futuristic invention, Chablis-dry humor and a thick, dreamy nostalgia…a story as wildly moving and singular as an animal’s eyes in the dark.”